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I can't believe he said that. Peter had no right to tell me I need to marry Henry! I was such an idiot to tell him I love him. Of course he doesn't feel that way about me. He wants me to marry Henry. I should have never told him how I feel.
"Hey, Valerie!" I saw Roxanne coming towards me.
"Oh. Hi Roxanne." I said.
"You will never guess what?" she screamed.
"Rose got engaged!" she squealed.
I nearly choked," What! To who?"
"Peter! Oh she's so lucky. But at least you have Henry."
"Yeah. Can you tell her I said congratulations?"
"Yeah sure," she said," but are you okay? You look kind of sick."
"What? Oh, oh yeah I… I am. I just need to go get some rest." I said and walked back to my family's cottage.
I went to my bed and sat. Tears began to fall from my face, but I didn't care. No wonder he told me to go marry Henry. He didn't want me. He just wanted Rose. He never even cared about me and now that's pretty clear. I eventually laid down and cried myself to sleep.
The next day
I woke up and saw my parents still sleeping. I sighed and got up and stepped outside. It was the middle of winter so of course there was snow everywhere. I stepped back in to get changed. The thing I love about winter is it's silent. It's like that world had just died for a little while. I could see my breath every time I breathed. I went up to climb the tree I always use to climb when I was little. The one Peter found. Peter doesn't matter anymore. He's with Rose now. Well, I hope they're happy. As soon as everyone started to get up I jumped down.
"Hey Valerie come here!" Rose called.
I slowly walked over there, "Hey I heard about you and Peter. I'm so happy for you. Congratulations." I faked.
"Yeah I know. He was practically begging for me to marry him. Although he wouldn't need to. I mean he is just so gorgeous." Rose said.
"Uh, yeah." I said uncomfortably.
"Anyway I just wanted to tell you something. Stay away from Peter. I know you like him and don't try to deny it. He's mine now. And he clearly doesn't want anything to do with you. You know the way you keep chasing after him is just so pathetic. He keeps telling me that you're just so annoying and he wants you to leave him alone. He also told me he didn't even like you when you were little so he certainly doesn't like you now." She glared at me.
"Hey Rose," Peter called running up to her, "Oh hi Valerie." His voice turned ice cold.
"Congratulations I'm so happy for you both." I whispered and walked away.
When I looked back I saw Peter grab her and kiss her. I wish I never looked back. Instead of keep on looking I turned back around and ran.
I watched Valerie run off. Rose thought I was paying attention to her, but I wasn't. I could never pay attention to anyone but Valerie. I want her so bad. But I can't have her. She needs to be with Henry. He's the one who will give her a much better future. That's why I went with Rose. I don't care about her. I know she won't have a good future and she will cheat on every guy she's with so it doesn't matter. But, I can't let Valerie have that life. I wondered why she was so upset. I mean I knew she would be upset about the engagement but not this much. There must be another reason. What did Rose say to her?
"So where have you been, Peter. I missed you." Rose said.
I sighed," I was…" Henry walked up before I could answer.
"Hello Rose, Peter."
"What do you want Henry?" I asked.
"I just wanted to know if you've seen Valerie?" he asked.
"Why would I know where your fiancé went?" I snapped. I hated that word more than I should.
"I'm sorry I just saw you talking to her. I wanted to know where she went."
"Well, I'm sorry but I don't know where she went."
Henry shrugged and ran off. Rose grabbed my arm and started swinging it when we started walking.
"So, where were you?" she asked.
"I was looking around the woods," I said.
"Oh and why were you doing that?" Rose asked irritation in her voice. She knows that Valerie likes to go out in the woods. We always played there when we were little.
"I was just hanging around and looking for firewood." I said.
"Oh okay," she relaxed.
"So were do you want the wedding to be?"
Why is she always talking about the wedding? Man, I'm really in this now.
I kept running and running not caring where I was going. I thought I knew Peter! Tears streamed down my face again. How could he say those things? I sat down in the middle of the woods for a few minutes just calming down. I stood up and walked back to the village.
"Valerie," someone called. I turned around.
"Oh Valerie I finally found you." It was Henry. My fiancé.
"Oh sorry. I was just thinking for a little while," I said.
"Hey, are you okay? You look like you've been crying," he said whipping a tear from my cheek.
"I'm…I… I don't really want to talk about it." I said putting my head down.
Henry gently pulled my chin up with his fingers, "Hey, it's okay you don't have to do anything.
I smiled Henry was so thoughtful. I wish I could love him the way he loves me. I pulled into his chest. He smiled like soap and honey. I looked over and saw Peter kissing Rose, again. I felt the tears form in my eyes. To try to stop it I looked up and pressed my lips against Henry's. His lips were soft. I wrapped my arms around his neck and he wrapped his around my waist. I pulled back and bit my lip.
"Sorry," I said.
He smiled," Don't be."
I smiled back. I saw Peter glaring at us.
"So I'll um see you later," I said letting go of his hand.
"Yeah, bye," he said sounding awestruck.
I'm going to kill him! I swear I will kill him if he ever touches Valerie again! Stupid Henry thinking he can just prance around and kiss every girl he sees! Well, not Valerie. She won't fall for his dumb tricks and money. She's way smarter than that. But, I did tell her to marry him.